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Board of Regents revises university enrollment numbers

October 5, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents revised enrollment numbers released earlier this week.

Regents spokesman Matt Keith says a data team detected some calculation errors and made revisions to the numbers.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the changes show the total number of students enrolled in all six state universities was down 540 students, rather than the 95 originally reported.

It also means Kansas, Kansas State and Pittsburg State all recorded declining enrollment.

It had been reported that Kansa State was up by 102 students but its enrollment actually declined 601.

This was the first time the regents used a full-time equivalency formula to count students, rather than the traditional headcount. Full-time equivalency counts credit hours and converts them with a formula that the average undergraduate takes 15 hours a semester and the average graduate student takes 12 hours.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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